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Poster: dogsinapile! Date: Apr 1, 2010 11:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: distinctive opening licks

Don't you think some of it can be the "immediate emotional reaction" that SDH mentioned? As opposed to the actual "lick" itself?

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 1, 2010 11:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: distinctive opening licks

Yeah, but fig'd that it ("emot react") follows from what CCD is getting at, right (something triggers it)?

So, I have it for early StSt's, but didn't at shows for latter ones...? Without knowing what it was, you're right, there was no emotional recognition/reaction, then sadly, there was a PERMANENT negative one (har, but actually, true...).

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Poster: dogsinapile! Date: Apr 1, 2010 11:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: distinctive opening licks

On a slightly different, but similar note, do you ever find your self anticipating the song That followed on the album when a certain song finishes? Like the opening notes of High Time after an Uncle John's Band or Scarlet B's after Loose Lucy or Friend Of The Devil after Box Of Rain? It seems that the songs become ingrained in the synapses to some degree, plus they just fit that way...
Does that make any sense at all?

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Poster: cosmic charlie dupree Date: Apr 1, 2010 11:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: distinctive opening licks

Dogs - I definitely anticipate the next songs when listening to the studio albums, but I think you're referring to live performances where your brain is still thinking in terms of album sequence. I can't say that I do that, but I do anticipate the somewhat predictable (or at least likely) pairings of songs. For example, when Bobby sings "and I left his dead ass there by the side of the road" I start thinking about the Big River shuffle beat since it often directly follows without pause.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 1, 2010 12:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: distinctive opening licks

Have to admit, album lover that I am, I didn't do it at concerts...more like CCD, I did it for the obvious "pairings", and MUCH more common, as often discussed here, I (we) did it based on a few notes noodled by someone, so we could yell it out and be first to get it "right"...